Physical Therapist - Universal Companies
Position: Physical Therapist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Physical Therapist
Job Location: Universal Family of Schools
Beginning: Sep 26, 2017
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Universal Companies
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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JOB DESCRIPTION - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Assesses students' functional capabilities and/or classroom environment for the purpose of determining student's functional level and developing recommendations and/or curriculum access.
Assesses students' gross motor and development skills (e.g. perceptual-motor, motor coordination, sensory development, muscle strength, etc.) for the purpose of determining their deficits and developing recommendations.
Communicates with students, parents, teachers and/or other personnel for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.
Consults with students, parents and guardians for the purpose of enhancing student access and mobility in school and in school related activities / functions.
Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations.
Coordinates with the IEP team for the purpose of determining appropriate treatments, etc. to meet the needs of specific students and attends IEP Team Meetings.
Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials from the IEP for the purpose of remediating students' motor skill deficits and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
Facilitates meetings, processes, etc. for the purpose of meeting curriculum guidelines and/or ensuring that state mandates are achieved.
Identifies structural issues for the purpose of removing barriers for students with physical limitations and/or identifying appropriate adaptive equipment and/or devices.
Instructs students and staff for the purpose of providing information on medical attributes, use of adaptive equipment and/or implementing plans for remediation of functional limitations.
Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
Prepares a wide variety of written materials in compliance with State, Federal, and administrative regulations (e.g. quantity reports, student activities, correspondence, internal audits, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
Develop physical management plan for daily classroom routines and train staff in its safe implementation.
Provides services at multiple work sites for the purpose of providing direct therapy interventions and assistance as required.
Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals.
Screens students for the purpose of determining the need for further individualized assessment.
Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items desired.
Develop and implement intervention strategies. 
Plan for transition from school to community, preparing student to function independent from therapy service when targeted outcomes are achieved. 
Collaborate with community based therapists and other healthcare providers for effective coordination of service. 
Assess need and recommend assistive technology necessary for function at school. 
Contribute to planning safe transportation of students with disability. 
Provide consultation regarding emergency evacuation of students with disability. 
Maintain student service, administrative and other departmental records in accordance with the 
Physical Therapy Practice Act as well as school district, State and Federal policies.
Participate in budget planning and policy development, as needed.
Document need and advocate for personnel and equipment.
Procure, maintain and inventory equipment, materials and supplies.
Provide clinical educational opportunities for students of physical therapy. 
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education, or similar human services field required; Bachelor's degree preferred.
At least 2 years of physical therapy experience. One year experience in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis preferred.
Meet regulated licensure and/or state certification requirements for Physical Therapist (PT).


Universal Companies adheres to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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